Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quotes from Kungfu Panda

Yesterday is a history..
Tomorrow is a mystery..
but Today is a GIFT.. and that is why it called PRESENT

Friday, August 8, 2008

Work, the Beginning

Work and working.. am into another phase of life after the educational phase. Which i always imagine, challenging and risky. So how am going to survive? I will not know until i try. So i pray to Allah to help me and guide me to get through this 'road of life'.

I remember something from the web about work that i read recently.. It's about the concept of work in Islam, that in Islam work is given special importance to the extend that it is as an act of worship in itself. Because Islam is a religion of worshiping the creator, with an essential part of that worship being working for survival. Allah tells us in the Quran to traverse the universe and make use of all the abundant resources that have been created for us.

Then the quran directs a message to humanity that it should contribute positively to the earth, that is, it should work to make use of what is created for its benefit:

[ That man can have nothing but what he strives for; That (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight: Then will he be rewarded with a reward complete. ]
(An-Najm 53:39-41)
One more thing about the concept of work in Islam that Islam orders its followers to be part and parcel of a working and productive society. The Qur’an says what means:

[and help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah.]
(Al-Ma’idah 5:2)
This tells us that we need to strike balance between worship and work and also not to forget our responsibilities to the society (means our Ummah). This remind us a lot of things that we used to forgot. We only thing work is for ourselves while the truth it is not. Working is about everything in Islam. So let's work everyone..

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Importance of name in Islam

Something to share..especially to all Muslims parents will be and all Muslims parents wannabe. About the importance of giving a good name with a good meaning for your children. Living in the world of different norms and culture will also contribute to the naming of the child. And some of us thinks that name shows nothing for their babies, what is important is how they broad the child's up, the environment, the education and etc. The truth is, the name DOES matter..inline with other needs as stated before.

As for a reminder (this include myself)..It is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and by your fathers' names, so give yourselves good names."
(Hadith Abu Dawud)

Remember, just because a name stems from a certain language or culture, doesn't mean that it has a good Islamic meaning. The Hadith also prove the importance of name for Muslims babies. Several of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) changed their own Arabic names, because the meanings of their names connoted wickedness.
For example, someone named Harb ("war") had his name changed to Silm ("peace"), and one named Al-Munba'ith ("one who lies") became Al-Mudtaji' ("one who stands up," i.e. for the truth).

Here is some of the good name that keep coming on my mind, i am thinking about giving it to my future child(its a girl's name though..later for boys).

Awatif means Emotions
Widad/Widaad means Love, Friendship
Nahwan (but i couldn't remember the meaning of it)

So, let's give our child a good Islamic name.

As for the beginning

This is a poems that i found from a website called i luv Its about friendship and in bahasa melayu. Maybe next time i will write my own poems.

" Sesekali jadilah kawan yang
mendengar dari yang hanya bercerita,
ambillah masa u
memahami hati dan perasaan
kerana dia juga seorang manusia,
dia juga ada rasa
ada rasa bimbang,
sedih dan kecewa,
dia juga ada kelemahan dan dia juga perlukan kawan
sebagai kekuatan,
jadilah kita kawan
nya itu,
kita selalu melihatnya ketawa,
tetapi mungkin sebenarnya
dia tidak setabah yang kita sangka.
disebalik senyumannya itu,
banyak cerita sedih yang ingin diluahkan,
disebalik ketenangannya mung
kin tersimpan seribu
kita tidak tahu....tetapi
jika kita cuba jadi sahabat seperti dia
mungkin kita akan tahu. "